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Calvin Bill Runion

February 28, 1924 June 28, 2018
Calvin Bill Runion
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Calvin Bill Runion, 94, a long-time resident of Marlow community and Oak Ridge, TN, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. He was a great husband, father and grandfather. He loved the Lord, his family and his country. He was born February 28, 1924 in Cherokee County, NC, the son of James and Lorena Runion. He and his wife, Pauline “Polly” Runion, came to Oak Ridge in 1945 after he returned from military service. While serving in the U. S. Army, he was assigned to the 103rd Combat Engineer Battalion in Europe from 1942 until his discharge in 1945. Calvin was employed for many years with the U. S. Government Department of Energy where he worked as a Quality Assurance Inspector at the Y-12 plant. In his leisure time, Calvin loved to work in his vegetable garden and the numerous flower beds around his property. Mr. Runion was preceded in death by his wife Polly in 2009. He is survived by his daughters, Eleanor Stephens of Fritch, Texas; Roberta Carnes of Amarillo, Texas and Shirley George of Jacksonville, Florida; sons, Bill Runion of Hayesville, North Carolina and Jim Runion of Vonore, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family would like to express heart felt gratitude to the staff at Ben Atchley Veterans Home and the many friends at the Alexander Guest House of Oak Ridge for their professional and compassionate care. A graveside service will be held at Oak Ridge Memorial Park on Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:00am with Rev. Jack Abbott officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Tennessee National Guard Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Weatherford Mortuary. An on-line guest book can be signed at

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11:00 AM 7/2/2018 11:00:00 AM
Oak Ridge Memorial Park

1501 Bethel Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

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1501 Bethel Valley Road Oak Ridge 37830 TN
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